Pindrop® Pulse: Stay Connected, Stay Informed, and Stay Ahead VIEW NOW →

PINDROP BLOG

Category: Phone Scam

October 18, 2017
Call Center Criminals Unmasked | Real-Life Fraudsters & Audio Recordings
Call center criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in order to maneuver around authentication and security measures, granting them access to sensitive information. It is evident the evolution of fraudsters’ techniques is jump-starting other criminal behavior including account takeover and identity theft – causing the global increase in call center fraud to jump to 113% since…
Read More →
September 5, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Phone, Email Scams Follow Hurricane Harvey
There is no tragedy or natural disaster that scammers and criminals won’t stoop to exploit, and the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is proving to be no exception. Authorities at the FTC, the FBI, and US-CERT are warning consumers about a variety of phone and email scams in which fraudsters are using charitable donations or other…
Read More →
August 29, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Victims of $120M Phone Fraud Scam to Get Refunds
After winning a lawsuit against the operators of an alleged tech support scam, the FTC is returning some of the money taken from victims of the scam. The commission won a settlement of $10 million from the defendants, which included companies doing business as Advanced Tech Support and Inbound Call Experts. The fund will be…
Read More →
February 22, 2016
Phone Scam Breakdown: Google Listings Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam You’re a small business owner running a website through a popular hosting site. You have purchased the unique…
Read More →
February 7, 2016
Phone Scam Breakdown: The Healthcare Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam It’s a chilly January day. You’ve been busy hitting the ground running on your New Years’ resolutions, getting…
Read More →
November 25, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: The IRS Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam Ah, tax day. The chore of rounding up your W-2’s and taking them to your accountant to look…
Read More →
November 17, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: Employee Impersonation Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam You’re a call center representative for major telecommunications carrier. Days are pretty easy, you help customers troubleshoot problems…
Read More →
July 30, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: The Grandparent Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why we’re starting a new series on the blog, breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam Your grandmother is the sweetest, kindest, best grandmother you know. She’s always there to…
Read More →
July 27, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: Account Takeover Fraud
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. In this series of blog posts, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. **For more information on how phone fraud affects banks, register for our upcoming webinar, “Bank Fraud Goes Low Tech”…
Read More →
July 24, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: The Friday Afternoon Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why we’re starting a new series on the blog, breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers.  The Scam Imagine that you’re a senior executive at a law firm or hedge fund. It’s…
Read More →